Hi there! As promised, today I’m starting parsley week off with a refreshing corn and bean salad. Parsley is an great herb with lots of flavour, and can be used in a variety of different dishes. Before I get into the salad recipe, here’s some tips on how to grow some awesome parsley!
Like most other herbs, parsley should be exposed to a lot of sun during the summer months. Make sure to water your plants evenly so they don’t dry out though. You can tell when the parsley is ready to be harvested when the stem segments have three leaves on them. Then you can cut off these leaves, leaving the segments with less than three leaves to mature. If you want to store your harvested parsley for later use, cut off whole stem segments and put them in the fridge in a ziplock bag with some paper towel in it to soak up any moisture. Now that you know how to look after your parsley, here’s a delicious salad recipe to use it in!
Corn and Bean Salad
Total Time: 15 minutes
- 1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 small tomato, diced
- 1 cup of yellow corn
- 1/2 a cucumber, cut into half circles
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
For the dressing:
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Toss all salad ingredients together in a large bowl.
- In a smaller bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Pour the dressing over the salad and mix until the vegetables are coated.
This salad is great for summer because it’s so light and refreshing. To make it more of a meal, I mix some quinoa in with it. There’s another quick and easy lunch idea!
Some more awesome parsley recipes are coming your way this week! Thanks for reading and see you then;)